Who-s-she-the-cat-s-mother Definition

(idiomatic, somewhat dated, UK) A rebuke especially directed towards children for having referred to their mother, or any other woman in the third person, instead of using a properly respectful title or their name when appropriate.

- Where is your mother?
- She's making tea in the kitchen.
- Who's 'she', the cat's mother?
- Mother is making tea in the kitchen.